Tuesday, June 30, 2009

All American Sparklers

I don't even really have to explain how totally American a chocolate covered marshmallow on a stick is do I? Even better if the stick is edible, like a pretzel rod. This is what we did today to add to our creative kids cooking week. Tomorrow it will involve a vegetable...probably.
Shove large soft marshmallows onto a pretzel rod. Do you think I should be more technical?

Dip it in melted chocolate. I used Guittard chocolate, but feel free to use your favorite brand. I have a hard and fast rule that not only can the chocolate not get any hotter than my finger tip, but also that I must lick my finger to test the temperature. That of course, is the only reason for licking my fingers. Washing after each lick and drying thoroughly ensures that no water gets in the chocolate (which would cause it to seize up). Keep it sanitary people.
Sprinkle generously with sugar free non-caloric sprinkles. If I had those, I would totally use them...but they would probably taste like a vegetable.

Cool well and then try to keep the kids from eating them all in one sitting. Have fun creating!
Oh...really, tomorrow we will be doing something with a vegetable. My kids actually really like healthy food too.
There you go.


Kathy said...

I like this post...it's something I could actually do. :-)

J. P. said...

Even Lily could do this! How fun. I don't know why it never occurred to me to stick a marshmallow on the end. The kids would love it. --Lisa

Anonymous said...

We are going to have to try your homemade kid edible sparklers for the fourth of july! how fun!